Cold Recap of January 19, 2012

We got our first real taste of arctic air of the winter last night and today, January 19th,2012 with frigid temperatures and wind chills.

Overnight low temperatures this morning ranged from the teens to the 20s below zero while winds were in the 15 to 25 mile and hour range.
These winds and temperatures combined to create dangerously low wind chill values in the minus 40 to minus 50 degree range in much of northern minnesota
and in the -30 to -40 range over northern Wisconsin.

Below is a table showing the lowest wind chills for various locations and the temperature and wind that caused the wind chill.

Location Temp(F) Wind(mph) Windchill
GRAND MARAIS AWOS -22 23 -53
GRAND PORTAGE RAWS -19 29 -51
KABNAM RAWS -24 15 -50
ISABELLA RAWS -23 16 -50
SEAGULL LAKE RAWS -19 20 -47
FERNBERG RAWS -22 14 -47
GRAND PORTAGE MN-61 MP 146 -16 26 -46
ELY RAWS -20 15 -45
HIBBING RAWS -17 21 -45
LITTLEFORK RAWS -24 9 -45
TWO HARBORS AWOS -17 20 -44
BIRCHDALE MN-11 MP 157 -22 11 -44
BRAINERD RAWS -23 9 -43
THOMPSON HILL I-35 MP 248 -17 16 -42
MEANDER RAWS -25 6 -42
EFFIE MN-1 MP 194 -19 12 -41
BRAINERD ASOS -16 17 -41
HIBBING ASOS -17 15 -41
DULUTH ASOS -18 13 -41
GRAND MARAIS HARBOR ASOS -13 23 -41
INTERNATIONAL FALLS ASOS  -24 6 -40
ORR RAWS -24 6 -40
CLOQUET AWOS -15 17 -40
GRAND RAPIDS AWOS -17 13 -40
BARNES RAWS -17 13 -40
ELY AWOS -22 7 -40
RICE LAKE RAWS -19 10 -39
MARGIE US-71 MP379 -24 5 -39
CUTFOOT RAWS -24 5 -39
CASS LAKE RAWS -24 5 -39
SILVER BAY HADS -14 17 -39
PIER 20 MNDOT -14 17 -39
SMITH RAPIDS RAWS -13 19 -39
SQUAW LAKE MN-46 MP 25 -19 9 -38
SAGINAW RAWS -19 9 -38
MOOSE LAKE RAWS -16 13 -38
SUPERIOR US-53 ROCKMONT -16 12 -38
HAUGEN US-53 AT 30TH AVE -13 17 -37
HILL CITY RAWS -18 9 -37
5 SW PHILLIPS     -37
MCGREGOR AWOS -11 21 -37
WINNIBIGOSHISH LAKE -16 11 -37
CABLE US-63  -13 16 -37
ASH LAKE US-53 MP 129 -24 4 -37
LONGVILLE AWOS -22 5 -36
CRANE LAKE -26 3 -36
GLIDDEN RAWS -13 15 -36
MINONG -18 8 -36
ORR AWOS -20 6 -36
EMILY MN-6 MP 29 -20 6 -36
CLAM LAKE RAWS -14 12 -35
BIG FORK AWOS -17 8 -35
BLATNICK BRIDGE  -12 15 -35
COOK AWOS -18 7 -35
SILVER BAY AWOS -18 7 -35
LAFAYETTE TUNNEL MN-61 MN 32 -15 10 -35
PHILLIPS AWOS -11 16 -34
INO US-2 AT HAVIAR RD. -12 14 -34
HAYWARD RAWS -13 12 -34
BALL BLUFF MN-65 MP 145 -16 8 -34
SUPERIOR BONG AIRPORT -15 9 -34
DEVILS ISLAND  -3 41 -33
LIND RAWS -12 12 -33
PORT WING HADS -6 26 -33
EVELETH AWOS -17 6 -32
SKY HARBOR AWOS -11 13 -32
HURLEY US-2 3W HURLEY -8 19 -32
AITKIN AWOS -18 5 -32
MOOSE LAKE AWOS -15 7 -31
SIREN AWOS -15 7 -31
GRANTSBURG STH-73 -12 10 -31
I-35 AND GARFIELD AVE -11 11 -30
SAXON HARBOR -6 21 -30
ASHLAND ASOS -6 20 -30
APOSTLE ISLAND RAWS -4 12 -22
HAYWARD RAWS -13 3 -22



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